Chateau et Labyrinthe de Merville

Chateau et Labyrinthe de Merville

Chateau et Labyrinthe de Merville
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Labyrinth of the Merville Castle welcomes you in a fun and interactive circuit in the largest and most majestic boxwood maze in Europe.Since eight years now, this labyrinth invites you to the most beautiful adventure made of knowledge, game and imagination.It is a very original way to discover the beauty of this unique heritage of our region.While discoring the Middle Ages period and Knighthodd , our adventurers will have to solve the riddles, find the right password to open the water’s doors and the gates… Compose the “key-code” that will enable them to open the trunk and win the “Supreme Award”.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bryan M
Toulouse, France80 contributions
May 2015 • Family
An afternoon going through the maze(s), solving puzzles some of which are codes to open gates that allow you to advance to the next section....
The puzzles are intended for about 10 year olds to be able to solve, so not so bad. The puzzles are based upon French history so you have to be able to read french to solve them (but, hearing us speaking english, the they offered us an answer book when we got the tickets). Some gates are 'water gates', so if you don't mind getting a little wet, you can just run through these:), and there are lots of people about, so if you cannot get a code just ask or follow another family through the gate. But us two anglo adults who read french were able to solve all the puzzles, so not to hard.
The child loved it, running ahead choosing the direction to go, or not to go.... climbing over things or playing games at some of the stops, while we, the adults, tried to solve the puzzles (he is a bit young...)
There are two such labyrinthes and took us about 3 hours to do both. There is a picnic area at the entrance where we ate our lunch and, at the end, an area to sit, get a drink, eat an ice-cream, toilets.
Could visit the chateau also, but this was an extra cost, we did not choose, so not sure what it is like.
All and all a fun afternoon for the whole family, I recommend it.
Written May 4, 2015
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La P
St Rémy de Provence15 contributions
Aug 2015
Great outing if you're a French-speaker. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the adventure of the Labyrinth and learn history at the same time. If you enjoy visiting Chateau, the guided tour is quite good. Make sure you give yourself enough time, as the Labyrinth really does take a number of hours. Great for a beautiful weekend activity in the Spring or Summer.
Written April 26, 2016
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DizzyChickKimmy
Andover, UK360 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Visited during the recent cultural weekend, entrance was reduced to 8 euros (normally 15 for the chateau & labyrinth) so was very busy on a hot & sunny Sunday afternoon

We visited with French friends and they requested a guide in English for us, this was only available for the house but meant we could enjoy the guided tour.

The most enjoyable part was the labyrinthe which was luckily shaded due to the age of the trees and provided welcome relief from the heat, sadly all the clues to the labyrinthe are still in French so we were unable to participate in the quiz element but could enjoy the scenery and water obstacles

There were lots of child friendly places to play within the labyrinthe and I am sure they would enjoy the water gates so as long as you can read French to solve the clues and unlock the gates within the maze then visit and have a fab time
Written September 23, 2018
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MickYorkshire
Northallerton, UK4 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Beautiful setting and well kept Labyrinth/Maze and gardens, however it should be pointed out, that unless you speak & read French it is pointless to visit. There were only guide booklets in French. I speak English and a decent level of German and only very basic French but at no point did the young lad in the ticket office say "this is pointless to go in"
Written May 1, 2016
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Jlcabrera
Leguevin, France59 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Nice time spent here. You have fun and refresh your history knowledge. If you do not understand french, it will be difficult to follow. I would not there with small children (<5), since they have at least to read and write French.
Written August 20, 2015
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